Unsung hero with ‘a sound moral compass’ enjoys helping others

PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 November 2017

Arvan Vinay Majmudar. Picture: Ken Mears

Arvan Vinay Majmudar. Picture: Ken Mears


A “humble” teenager who is always thinking of others is this week’s Young Citizen Award nominee.

Arvan Majmudar, 15, was nominated by head of Year 10, Sean Webber, for his caring nature at Oak Parks School.

When an altercation broke out among some Year 7s at Oaks Lane, Newbury Park, Arvan defused the situation and then reported it to a teacher.

“This type of hero is unsung and I want to sing his praise,” said Mr Webber.

“He is a model student and has a sound moral compass – he is definitely mature for his years and should be credited for how he conducts himself.”

Arvan is studying for GCSEs in triple science, geography and history and “great” attainment records.

He also was a member of the student council and really cares about his fellow pupils.

“He is very community minded and embodies the model Oaks Park pupil,” added Mr Webber.

“A pillar of his school community, he is always looking out for anyone who needs help.

“He is a truly mature young man, who also gives up his free time to support his peers.”

Mr Webber said Arvan is very humble and performs kind deeds not to get praise but simply to help others.

“He was very shocked when he found out I nominated him,” he added.

“But he should be nominated as if anyone needs help he will step in.”

The award is run by the Recorder in conjunction with Redbridge Rotary Club, and sponsored by The Exchange shopping centre, Ilford, which will provide each monthly winner with a £30 gift card.

The aim of the scheme is to highlight all the good things that young people do in Redbridge. Each week we focus on a nominee and each month one is chosen as a finalist. The overall winner will be crowned at next year’s Mayor’s Community Awards.

You can nominate any person from Redbridge, as long as they are under 25, by emailing

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